Renal dysfunction and orthotopic liver transplantation: Management strategies and indications for combined liver and kidney transplantation

Martin L. Mai, Thomas A. Gonwa

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Abstract

Renal dysfunction is a growing problem in patients awaiting liver transplant. New strategies have been developed to deal with this problem. Combined liver/kidney transplant is a viable option for the patient with combined end-organ damage. There is growing concern over the long-term consequence of chronic calcineurin inhibitor therapy for chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease. Multiple new strategies to deal with this have been proposed. They have had variable success, and further research is needed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)116-122
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent opinion in organ transplantation
Volume9
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2004

Keywords

  • Combined kidney-liver transplant
  • Hepatorenal syndrome
  • MARS
  • Nephrotoxicity after liver transplant
  • Terlipressin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Transplantation

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